Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The footie's great, and that's good enough for me. [Christmas 2007, p.66]
  2. 80
    A humungous game built around 12,500 real-life players with more modes and teams and options than a stadium has face painters, FIFA 08 is a superior soccer experience despite its ho-hum facade.
  3. The tackling has been improved, and while the whole thing can feel a bit spongy, it still plays a decent game of football. [Christmas 2007, p.76]
  4. Even though it’s closer to real life football, FIFA 08 seems like it could’ve been just a large patch. The main issue with this version is that the developers showed that they could implement an even better graphics and physics system on the next gen consoles, but PC fans will have to wait to see it in action, at least until the next title in the series.
  5. EA are improving things, slowly but surely. However, the problem is that they are also degenerating in certain areas too, in their efforts to balance gameplay issues. And there is a deeper problem too - earlier versions of FIFA are actually more enjoyable!
  6. While the next gen consoles got a new facelift the PC version seems to have been an afterthought.
  7. It has to be that AI again. It just feels too rigid, too tediously functional to capture the sheer fluid exuberance of football. [Dec 2007, p.78]
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. collapsedknee
    Aug 7, 2008
    2
    After 2 minutes of playing it I thought I had re-purchased FIFA 07 (seriously). EA obviously do not care enough about the PC platform to After 2 minutes of playing it I thought I had re-purchased FIFA 07 (seriously). EA obviously do not care enough about the PC platform to release a quality football game for it. Instead they have released a game that is almost identical to 06/07 versions. Heck, Im looking at generic player models that were used 4 years ago! EA should be ashamed of themselves for releasing the game at all. Full Review »
  2. JaroslavT.
    Mar 24, 2008
    8
    The new FIFA 08 is just a next game of the FIFA series. Even though nothing will beat FIFA 98 RTWC, this FIFA was not a step in a wrong The new FIFA 08 is just a next game of the FIFA series. Even though nothing will beat FIFA 98 RTWC, this FIFA was not a step in a wrong direction. The only thing I miss is a possibility of playing in a hall. The graphics could have been better but it is not the most important thing if you just want to play football. Full Review »
  3. TitoN.
    Dec 23, 2007
    5
    I'm very, very disappointed. having played all the other fifa's i thought this one would be superior, sadly its not. First off the I'm very, very disappointed. having played all the other fifa's i thought this one would be superior, sadly its not. First off the graphics are bad, like someone stated before how its 2007 yet they made the crowed in the game 2D. very sad, plus you'd think the characters faces would improve. 2nd thing is the controls, very slow.. and not 100% half the times, pass to top right and sometimes it goes bottom right or even just right. i also love how you can be literally 5 meters from the net, and still miss it... by yards, explain? makes me wonder, these guys are professionals, how could anyone miss a shot like that. 3rd. go go goalie, the opposite team can play with just its goalie, since scoring on him is impossible, "he shoots.. oooh the goalie pulled a triple back flip to a double aerial and saves the shot".. no thanks. 4th. glitches, i love when the ball is passed.. slowly.. and goes through my player, or when it passes by them and they just stare at the ball as it passes. oh anyone else find it impossible to steal the ball when your behind a player.. but when you have the ball and their behind you its not so hard. comeon.. what are you guys in EA doing over there?.. letting the college kids take this one for you? waste of money, big time. im not sure why im giving it a 5, garbage. Full Review »